Yuan Hong Denies Rumors of Being From a Wealthy Family
Chinese actor Yuan Hong (袁弘) has denied rumors claiming that he is a “fuerdai”—also known as the rich second generation.
“I want to find ways to become a ‘fuyidai’ (rich first generation),” Yuan Hong said with a laugh.
Yuan Hong, known for his elegant portrayals of young, kind, and wealthy scholars in Chinese historical dramas, was recently bombarded with rumors claiming that he came from an extremely wealthy background, much like his onscreen persona. The 32-year-old actor denied these reports, and added that he doesn’t even own a car.
“The only thing I bought for myself since my debut was a motorcycle,” said Yuan Hong. “I don’t even have a car. My parents work in civil service.”
Yuan Hong also expressed, “I never used a single penny from home ever since my first semester in college. I paid my tuition from the money I earned filming commercials.” After finding success in his acting career, Yuan Hong said that rather buying a car to reward himself, but bought a car for his father instead.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.